Monday, June 16, 2008

Sadness

I sit here completely heart broken and sad and every other emotion possible. Today started like every other day I check my email. I got an email from church, this is not uncommon as they give us updated prayer request. I was working in the nursery Sunday morning so I didn't hear that one of our missionaries was in the hospital with pneumonia. When I checked my email I got the details that I missed Sunday morning. This missionary and his wife are my age with a little girl a little younger than Red. They got married in our church and his wife was in our Sunday School class. The two older kids know who they are and remember them before they went out into the mission field a few years ago. All morning long I have been praying for this man and his family. My mom-in-law called a little while ago, it has taken me some time to process this all, saying that he is gone. That was really hard to type. HE. IS. GONE? He isn't even 30 years old. He was doing the work of God. Needless to say I am really struggling right now to understand all of this. I know that God is in control and that nothing happens that He isn't aware of but I just don't understand the WHY of it. This young wife and mother is going to need lots of pray in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Please keep them in your prayers.

17 comments:

TONYA said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so so sorry. Sending lots prayers your way and the way of his wife and child.

The Mom said...

Oh how heartbreaking!! I'm so sorry for his family!

Kathryn said...

That is awful. I am so sorry. Sending prayers their way.

Kristin said...

I'm sorry to hear such sad news. The loss of a friend or loved one is always difficult to process. Time does heal. I'll keep you and their family in my prayers.

Not Just Any Jen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to understand something like this. Jaymi-FlipFlopMama posted about how her friend passed and wrote- Can you imagine being so wonderful that God only needed you on Earth for 32 years. This was so powerful, I thought. I will definitely keep them in my prayers.

Katie said...

I'm so sorry for such a sad loss in your life and so many others. I will be praying for his wife and children.

mikeanddebbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear such sad news. I can't even imagine. I will definitely keep you and this family in my prayers!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my goodness, what a devastating loss. I am so sorry.

Steph

Wendy said...

I can so relate to your feelings. A young dad in our church died last week while he & his family were on vacation. The homeschooling mom is left with three girls and a myriad of her own health issues. So hard to understand...

Kari said...

I'm so sorry. It's hard to understand these things sometimes. Praying . . .

Fuschia said...

The best encouragement I can offer is that you know He is with his Savior waiting to see his family again.
I will be praying for that family...and for your own wounded spirit!

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel for you.

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I know how sad you are. I will be praying for his wife, his child, your church and for you guys.

Ann(ie) said...

oh wow!! What a tragedy. :( His family is in my prayers. It's hard to digest news like that.

sarahgrace said...

Oh, that is really sad and difficult. I will be praying for his family and for you, that you are able to gain some understanding, or at least some peace about it all.

Martie said...

That is so sad.Our prayers will be with this family.

Ronnica said...

I'm sorry I'm just commenting on this now, but I've been on vacation and am still catching up on my feed reader. This is a sobering reminder of the realness of the sacrifice those make who choose to serve our Lord overseas.